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8
Apr

~There Was One~

There was one
who sailed to the skies.
A proud one
who had shed his ties.
He battled the storm,
heart steady and warm.
He learned about wrong and right,
never give in without a fight.

There was one
who sailed to the sun.
A lone one
who was the guiding son.
He traveled the world,
adventure cloth unfurled.
He learned about humanity,
the sacred and the insanity.

There was one
who sailed to the stars.
A hard one
who bared many scars.
He plotted his day,
his work and his play.
He learned about hurt and anger,
safe harbors and intense danger.

There was one
who settled in place.
A lost one
who found his grace.
He crafted a home,
of whispers and stone.
He learned about pain and love,
how to pull and how to shove.

There was one
who raised the stakes.
A lone one
who knew what love makes.
She made her plans,
with thought and hands.
She learned about truth and trust,
never give up to do what you must.

There were two,
who sailed forth in time.
The same one sound
who did now rhyme.
They mended the sails,
frayed threads that failed.
They learned about one and one,
never again will they be alone.

© Jazzi Ryan Ranes

6
Apr

~Button on my Phone~

Button on my phone,
standing all alone,
Back against the wall,
staring down the hall.

Stalker there unseen,
lost like a dream,
dreamer in my home,
In the button
on my phone.

Button on my phone,
dead and alone,
Head up the wall,
lost and gone,
sent on by,
by the
Button on my phone.

© Jazzi Ryan Ranes

~ I think this speaks to the insistence of social media in our lives and the trial by media you so often see. And the choice to click or not to click. ~DMG

5
Apr

~Awake~

I stepped out of a
scream dark dream,
in a dark night
in a dark room
awake from this
cold black thing,

Awake in the shine
of a full on moon,
Awake from the dream
of a black night beam.

Awake in the light,
Aware in the day,
gone til night,
black night ray.

Awake in the night,
Aware in the day,
gone for now,
black night way.

I slipped out of a
grim stark scene,
in a dark night
in a dark room
aware of this
chill black thing.

Awake in the shine
of a full on moon,
Awake from the dream
of a black night beam.

© Jazzi Ryan Ranes

31
Mar

~Flames~

Close enough to burn,
chills ripple on my skin.
Too late to turn,
flames flare once again.

Flames low fatal blue,
hot flicker in my soul.
Flames shaped of you,
and I lose all control.

Moth living in a glass,
your sun molten fire.
Lava wings on the grass,
flames blue red desire.

Flames low searing blue,
hot flicker in my soul.
Flames shaped of you,
and I lose all I know.

Flames strip it bare,
burn flash in my soul.
Flames take what’s there,
and I lose all control.

Fire in my blood,
life flows through my veins.
Too late to turn
off this flame scorched flood,
Too late to turn
from the burning highways,
Too late now blazing blue eyes.

Flames low fatal blue,
smoke smells like you.
Chills ripple on my skin,
flames flare once again,
Flames shaped of you,
fire tastes of you.

© Jazzi Ryan Ranes

24
Mar

~ Wild Birds ~

Once upon a time there was a wild lone thing,
wrote songs like a dream filled dream,
taught wisdom in a rhyme so fine,
wild words made the wild birds sing.

Wild words made the wild birds sing,
lost letters lost the night birds bring,
learned rhythm dropped in one two time,
sang tunes made of sunshine dreams.

Wild birds lone ones,
the story is the same,
Wild birds sing songs,
the tale still remains.

Wild birds wild ones,
the verse is the same,
Wild birds sing songs,
the tale sales the fame.

Wild bird you are a wild lone thing,
lyric verse lost wild lost wild dreams,
Wild words made the night birds ring,
Once upon a time child wild birds sing.

Wild birds lone ones,
the tale still remains,
Wild birds wild ones,
the tale sales the fame.

© Jazzi Ryan Ranes

23
Mar

~Walls~

Walls crash down
as I hear your sound,
and
nights grow warm
when I feel your storm.

I dream about us
tremble and I fuss,
and
days grow long
as I taste your song.

Walls crash down
walls tumble down,
and
I dream about you
–I think about you.

Walls fall in
as you touch my skin,
and
hot melodies flow
from streams down low,
and

I dream about you,
walls crash before you,
walls fall before you,
I think about you.

Walls crash down
as I hear your sound.
Walls crumble down,
and
pin me to the ground.
The storm grows loud
as the music inside,
and
I can not hide,
and
I can not hide,
this feeling of mine,
this feeling inside.

Walls crash down,
Walls crash loud.
Walls shake and pound,
shattered tumbled to the ground.

Walls crash down
as I hear your sound,
and
nights grow warm
when I feel your storm,
and
Walls crash down,
Walls crash down,
Walls fall down.

© Jazzi Ryan Ranes

19
Mar

~My Agenda~

Follow through the night,
Follow through the day.
Gimme your high and your dream,
clear azure sky,
raining rainbow eye,
no pressin’ low and sick
sugar cream.
Bright cerulean bay,
sailing ship upon the light,
no drownin’ down and sick salty scream.

Speak to me in mental wave,
talk to me in flashin’ light,
Wanna get in your routine,
follow through your sight.
Vision through your sight,
vision through your day,
wanna get in your agenda just like you get in mine.

Get in your agenda
just like you get in mine,
Feel you moving through me
just like red velvet wine,
just like smooth timeless time,
just like you get in mine.

Gimme your vodka and your saffron, no vanilla and saccharin.
Get in your agenda maybe,
lost baby I just want in.
Gimme your truffle and your spice, no red bean and rice.
Get in your agenda maybe,
play it down, roll the dice.

Gimme your high and your dream,
clear azure sky,
raining rainbow eye,
your agenda no playin’
dream in a dream,
lost baby I just want in.

Follow through the night,
Follow through the day.
I wanna get in your agenda
just like you get in mine,
Feel you moving through me
just like smoked velvet wine,
just like soft dreamless time,
just like you get in mine.
Get in your agenda boy just like you get in mine,
just like you get in mine.

Get in your agenda
just like you get in mine,
Feel you moving through me
just like red velvet wine,
just like smooth timeless time,
just like you get in mine.
Get in your dream just like you get in mine,
lost baby I just want in,
in your agenda just like you get in mine.

Follow through the night,
follow through the day,
bright cerulean bay,
Raining rainbow eye,
wanna get in your agenda
just like you get in mine.

© Jazzi Ryan Ranes

18
Mar

~Haunted By You~

Waking in the night
hear a lonely sound,
memory lost in sight,
spirit earthbound.

Haunted by you,
I feel your soul,
I can’t see you,
and you won’t go.

Long day so bright,
haunted yesterdays,
glimmer beyond light,
haunted highways.

Shadow of rays,
I can feel you,
liminal days,
haunted by you.

Haunted by you,
I can feel you,
haunted by you,
but I cant see you.

Dream in my head,
memory lost and found,
thoughts of the dead,
ghosts earthbound.

Haunted by you,
I feel your soul,
I can’t see you,
and you won’t go.

Haunted by you,
I think you know,
I can’t see you,
and you won’t show.

You won’t go and
move on ahead,
you won’t go and
you live in my head,
You won’t go you
stick around,
Haunted by you
lost spirit earthbound.

© Jazzi Ryan Ranes

6
Mar

~Tired~

I’m Tired of this.
I Don’t want to Do dishes anymore. I want to eat off paper plates in front of a crackling Fire…
No more cleaning, I want to sweep dirt from my Teepee with a straw broom.
Don’t want stupid negative redundant Inane words…
Want to write Poetry and Books while my lover brushes my hair.
Over Giving to you what You would Never think to give to me.
Sick of living Here. Deep in a cave is where I’d rather be, making Love on skins and cotton.

Or maybe in a mountain River, cold, hot, Real.

~ © Jazzi Ryan Ranes ~

16
Feb

~Love Notes~

…Told him I loved him a thousand times.
Wrote it in poems, notes, lyrics, and rhymes.

…Whispered to his mind in a million ways.
Said it in thoughts, dreams, shiny gold rays.

…Let him know it in my saddest hour,
Expressed without fear, shed tears, did not cower.

…Made him feel me in the dark of night,
Touched him in a way only I knew was right.

…An understanding place that is so rare,
Opened the heart, the mind, my soul laid bare.

…Gave safe harbor on this cruel, lonely planet,
Laid down in truth, raw-edged, heat rimed with regret.

…Will tell him I love him a million more times,
Won’t send hearts, flowers, flaming blue sighs…

…I will write it in poems, stories, lyrics, and rhymes…

(Dedicated to J.)

~ © Jazzi Ryan Ranes ~

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